Run Report: Virtual parkrun #10 – 27th June 2020

by Kerstin Pepper: Run Director

Can you believe we are in double digits already? Doesn't our barn look sad? 2020 has been a funny old year, to say the least, but I'm so glad that you continue to show up every week. Hopefully when we finally get back together, we all won't be too creaky!

At our 10th #notaparkrun, we had 34 fabulous parkrunners taking part. Of those, we saw 7 PBs, welcomed 2 First Timers, and a whopping 7 of you have now shown up every single week since we started this strange virtual business!

Let's celebrate each of you:

Personal Bests

Congratulations this week go to:

    Carlos Figueira - 26:35
    Abby Ruelas - 27:36 (for her fastest ever 5k!)
    Helen Smith - 28:03
    Jordan Elder - 29:34
    Belinda Blackburn - 29:55
    Gayle Keenan - 31:51
    Amanda Nathan - 37:38



First Timers

Both of our first timers this week were the supportive offspring of our seasoned veterans!
A very warm #notaparkrun welcome to Katie Metteer (daughter of Speedy Dan) and Caitlyn Keenan (pushing Mom Gayle to a PB this week!)


Our Trusty Regulars

Our reliable few, who have shown up week after week, whatever the weather (and let's face it, 8 out of the last 10 Saturdays have been pretty darned wet and gloomy!) cannot go unmentioned! Huge kudos to the following #notparkrunners who have completed 10/10 virtual Perrigo parkruns:

    Joanna Davis - of Melton Mowbray fame. We're so going to miss her when she goes back to "normal parkrun".
    Michael Shiach - who gets up at the break of dawn to beat the Arizona heat each week.
    Zena Hoegger - who not only ran despite it being daughter Lynzee's 21st birthday, but she also baked a mean Bakewell tart, making all our mouths water. Guess who's on baking duty for our big return party? Forewarned is forearmed, Zena!
    Dean Faber - part of our core team, and a whizz with the chalk. We love our friendly, ever supportive Canadian!
    Lynn Persse - Zena's faithful sister. This week should have been her 100th parkrun, and yet she remains frustratingly stuck at 86, despite running every single week. We feel for you, Lynn - you'll get there!!
    Bill Schwabenland - of Eastside Runners fame, Bill not only runs or walks a #notaparkrun each week, but he often pops out again, once or twice on the same day. Just for kicks. And to make the rest of us look bad. Well done Bill - your dedication to your health and fitness is truly inspiring!






And Finally...

Thank you so much to all of you who shared photos this week: Michael with his glorious Arizona sunrise photos; Dan with his ever-smiling selfie; Aimee and Ryan for always getting it done together; Mike Williams's gorgeous photo of part of the Melton Mowbray parkrun course; and Nina for her Bridle Trails snap! I know I say it every week, but I really do love seeing what you are all up to during our little hiatus!
smiling Dan

Nina Bridle Trails

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Michael Sunrise

Michael Arizona


Some additional things to mention before the next #notaparkrun:

    Masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors if you are unable to easily maintain a 6 foot distance from fellow park / trail users. Allison and I both wore a buff around our necks last week, which we pulled up over our nose and mouth whenever we saw another person coming towards us. This works well, and isn't at all disruptive to your run!

    Our 11th #notaparkrun falls on July 4th. You KNOW how disappointed I am that we can't all celebrate together, Perrigo style! So...don't let me down folks! I want to see a sea of red, white and blue attire in your selfies, please!!! That's a lot of exclamation marks, for good reason!

    Don't forget to support our friends at Cypress Coffee. They are open every day, the tables indoors and outside are all spaced well apart, and they have markings on the floor to keep everyone distant. All staff are wearing masks (and after Tuesday, you will be required to as well, per Gov Inslee's directive). Let's support this local business, so we can ensure they are still there for us when we finally get a "go" green light.


More importantly, please stay safe, stay healthy, and stay in touch.

Elbow bumps and air hugs to you all.



Results are here:!As6KUHoY-sr5xhsNTgLoC8y48FG5?e=1acxcs

Position Name Time
1 Dan METTEER 19:49
2 Daniel SWART 22:46
3 John HOEGGER 22:49
4 Joanna DAVIS 23:41
5 Mike WILLIAMS 25:13
6 Kurt WILSON 25:17
7 Christopher CULLEN 26:01
8 Carlos FIGUEIRA 26:35
9 Abby RUELAS 27:36
10 Helen SMITH 28:03
11 Steve DANCY 28:07
12 Max JENSEN 28:22
13 Michael SHIACH 28:29
14 Zena HOEGGER 28:56
15 Jordan ELDER 29:34
16 Belinda BLACKBURN 29:55
18 Ryan ASHLEY 30:45
19 Aimee ASHLEY 31:16
20 Katie METTEER 31:36
21 Chris DREWER 31:37
22 Kate DREWER 31:37
23 Caitlyn KEENAN 31:51
24 Gayle KEENAN 31:51
25 Dean FABER 31:56
26 Lynn PERSSE 32:53
27 Jolanta THORBURN 33:20
28 Nina TANG 36:22
29 Amanda NATHAN 37:38
30 Bill SCHWABENLAND 40:16
31 Wendy GRINOLS-SWEENEY 45:00
32 Allison PRATHER 53:57
33 Kerstin PEPPER 54:18
34 Kelly LYON-KING 89:42